When Australian classical mandolinist Ruth Roshan was introduced to live Argentinean Tango in Paris at the age of 23, she was hooked. Now, with her quintet, Tango Noir she has recorded three albums of melodic Tango inspired pieces and songs, and gathered an exceptional group of musicians around her in the process.
Their self-titled debut album was released in August 2009, featuring fresh arrangements of classic pieces by Astor Piazzolla, contemporary tango adaptations of Leonard Cohen and Macy Gray, plus Ruth's own original compositions for the genre.
Their second all original album, "Darling ... Keep it to Yourself", uses the rhythms of the cabaret, the Tango, the Habanera, the Waltz, to infuse the album with an atmosphere of 1930s Berlin.
Their third, original album, "Stories of Love and Regret". Influenced by European tango and waltz, evoking the atmosphere of a 1930’s French Salon, this recording combines lush arrangements with Ruth’s bittersweet lyrics to create music which is both elegant and beautiful, new and nostalgic all at the same time.